It started in 3rd grade when I first passed out because I was overly anxious about making it to the championship spelling bee that day. Then I next fainted at work when I was 22 and pregnant with my daughter. I've twice fainted due to sudden extreme pain (I slipped on concrete and then pulled a serious neck muscle). Once I passed out when I have been overly active and in excessive heat...yes, I need to hydrate more.
But this past July 26th was the worst time yet...while at a friend's baby shower in Laguna Beach I suddenly felt very ill and went to use the restroom. I had been eating, drank a soda and a small bottle of water and was only in the sun for about 90 minutes...I was saying my good-byes with the fiance when I excused myself to use the restroom before we walked off to the car. And then it happened...
I passed out while standing in line for the bathrooms and fell smack dab onto my face and the concrete while wearing my Serengetti sunglasses. Next thing I knew I woke up to a lifeguard asking me if I was okay. I told them I just passed out and directed them to my friends and fiance. 6 stitches later and almost 48 hours later I had a huge black eye and now a scar right under my eyebrow.
So why am I blogging about this as a Thankful Thursdays post? Well, because the one thing I am so very thankful for come wedding day are my bridesmaids! They consist of my baby sister, two cousins, best friend, daughter and my mentor. I told my bridesmaid (who was hosting the shower) that her job on wedding day will be to keep me from passing out during the day. One of the reasons I asked the ladies that I did to stand up with me on wedding day was because they all know me so well...they make me laugh, know why I cry. They know what a stress case I can be and know that I need to constantly be eating a little throughout the day. They know how my mind works and what will make me relax and what will make me worry on the big day. So I am so thankful to have them there to keep me grounded, focused, relaxed and laughing throughout the festivities. For without them, I may just pass out at the altar!
Could you imagine if this had happened to me closer to (or God forbid ON) the wedding day? I would be devastated!
So what are your wedding day fears?